Having completed its first settlement in Southeastern Anatolia, the olive extended to Western Anatolia and then to the Mediterranean countries via the Aegean Islands.

The olive, which spread to North Africa via Sicily, united with the second branch that left Southeast Anatolia, and proceeded through Syria and Egypt, and thus spread to all the southern shores of the Mediterranean.

A third branch has advanced to Afghanistan and Pakistan via Iraq and Iran.. The spread of olive in the world was completed when the Spaniards brought olive to South and North America in the XVI. Century.

According to the legends, “olive is the first of all trees” and is considered as old as the human history in sacred sources.

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